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. >> larry: thank you. in the midst of a critical budget standoff in washington, president obama will sit down for an exclusive interview with anchor dan ashley tomorrow. dan joins us live from the white house where the president and lawmakers are facing a tight deadline. a great opportunity for you tomorrow? >> reporter: it is a great opportunity. thanks very much. good evening from washington. i'm here at the white house whereas you said i will have a chance to speak with president obama directly one on one in an exclusive interview. ask him about a number of things and one of those things we will discuss is the budget deal that is now being debated here in washington. you know there is a major deadline looming here in just ten days time, $85 billion in automatic spending cuts will take effect. president believes with disastrous consequences for ordinary americans. he is putting a lot of pressure on congressional republicans to do something to come up with a deal to keep that from happening. today, he issued a dire warning. >> people will lose their jobs. the unemployment rate might tic
obama is back in washington tonight, he spent the weekend in florida, he has been golfing with tiger woods. now it's back to business, but washington looked like a ghost house. the deadline looms, less than two weeks until the $85 billion in automatic spending cuts. lawmakers are in their district this is week and when they return to washington they will have four days to agree on a alternative plan to cut the nation's debt. strategists on both sides say they are working toward a deal. >> the automatic spending cuts will hurt social programs and a big recreational one in san francisco. we are talking about fleet week a navy memo said that the blue angels will be grounded this summer. they perform in 30 u.s. cities each year, while the angels are one part of fleet week, they are generally the biggest draw and the key reason that a million people spend that weekend in san francisco every year. >> the santa cruz community is on high alert after yesterday's violent sexual attack on a woman visiting the campus. she was beaten and raped on a wooded path at noon. she was treated at a local
to washington, dc, this week, to interview president obama at the white house. dan's reports live from washington, dc, air tomorrow evening at 5:00 here on abc7. >> look forward to that. race car driver patrick is making history. she has become the first woman to win the pole position for the daytona 500. patrick sped around the 2.5 mile track in under 46 seconds in a qualifying race acknowledging -- averaging 196 miles per hour. the vase on sunday. >> a nonpartisan watch dog group is raising questions of menlo park facebook 2012 tax filing, citizens for tax justice say they found the social network company benefits from discussionses for executive stock options and share awards, despite the $1.1 billion in profit, the group said they will receive $429 million in tax refunds. facebook spokesman declined to comment. >> and show rooming in the stores could be stopped by best buy, saying they will match the prices of all local retail competitors and 19 major online retailers and hope to end show rooming where consumers look at items in the store and they go online to buy them. best buy of
with president obama. he will speak with the president at white house tomorrow. the reports from washington begin tonight at 5:00 right here on abc7 news. >> a lot of tears were shed in south africa today at oscar pistorius' bail hearing and at his girlfriend's funeral. the blade runner is accused of premeditated murder. there are surprising new sames. >> we hear two different stories this morning about what happened inside oscar pistorius' house on valentine's day. the details were only revealed in between brakes in the bail hearing. oscar pistorius broke down sobbing several times forcing the judge to stop the precedings and tell him to compose himself. >> oscar pistorius said he shot his girlfriend on accident, and these was filled with horror and fear when he realized what he had done. in a statement read by the lawyer he said that he didn't have on his prosthetic legs and he felt vulnerable and thought there was an intruder in the bathroom. >> i have never seen him show an angry side or lose his temper. it is just, he is incredibly kind and gentle and that is the way i know him. >> the prose
over washington. president obama is back at and is working to avoid deep cuts that are due to take effect next month. in washington-- neither side of the aisle is showing any sign of compromise over the deficit reduction. tory dunnan has the latest. >> reporter:longer airport lines. fewer first responders. reduced military readiness. consequences president obama warns will become reality if effect on march first. >> these cuts not smart, they are not fair, they will hurt our economy, they will add hundreds of thousands of americans to the unemployment roles. >> reporter: to replace the cuts, democrats in the senate propose a combination of more tax revenue from top earners, cutting agriculture subsidies and reducing defense spending after the end of combat operations in afghanistan. but house republicans refuse to support any increases in tax revenues. house speaker john boehner released a statement tuesday arguing the problem is government spending. his counterparts in the senate don't deny the consequences of the cuts will be dramatic. >> republicans deserve blame. i'll take some
. in washington top president obama is putting pressure on congressional republican to come up with a budget deal before automatic spending cuts kick in. >> i'm in sacramento. driving while under the influence of drugs becoming as much of a problem as drunk driving in california. new effort to [ wind howling ] [ female announcer ] it balances you... [ water crashing ] ...it fills you with energy... and it gives you what you are looking for to live a more natural life. in a convenient two bar pack. this is nature valley... delicious granola bars made with the best ingredients in nate. nature valley. nature at its most delicious. you. >> unusual day here in the bay area. snowplow put to work along sky line boulevard in the santa cruz mountains. lots of rain around the bay today contributed to car accidents like this one. pickup truck overturned in santa rosa. one woman suffered minor injuries. hail fell along grizzly peak boulevard in the berkeley hill hills. 11-year-old boy sent thus picture. late day the sun broke through turning the skies in a brill ypt scene. here's the live look now f
. >> president barack obama is spending this president's day at a go golf coarse in florida. they will return to washington later today. yesterday he played 18 holes with woods. the two met previously but have golf together. banks are closed in observance of the hot day, gold goal transit is on a modified holiday schedule and parking meters will still be enforced. >>> it marks the last big weekend for ski resorts. >> it is nice and sunny and beautiful. >> hundreds of people headed to the mountains on friday and one was busy after christmas which is busiest of the season. while the qualify is forced it is slow. light know could start falling as early as tonight. >> all right, they are really hoping for that. let check in with sal, sal? >> pam, brian, my voice is suspect, but we will get through it. right now we are going to the east shore freeway and we want to show you 80 westbound. today is a holiday for a lot of people, it will be nice and light unless are will a are crashes this morning's san francisco, northbound 101 is approaching the 880 split. >> i hope you don't get what i had, sal. >
are still far apart on a deal. cbs reporter danielle nottingham has the latest now from washington. >> reporter: the obama administration is warning americans to get ready for nationwide flight delays. transportation secretary ray lahood says if next week's automatic spending cuts go through, he will be forced to cut air traffic controllers. >> flights to major cities like new york, chicago and san francisco and others could experience delays of up to 90 minutes during peak hours. >> reporter: republicans accuse the white house of using scare tactics to force them into a budget deal. president obama called mitch mcconnell and john boehner thursday. he told al sharpton's radio listeners the gop appears willing to let the cuts go through. >> their basic view is that nothing is important enough to raise taxes on wealthy individuals or corporations and they would prefer to see these kinds of cuts. >> reporter: democrats say if the cuts go through, dozens of federal agencies will have to trim workers affecting everyone from food inspectors to fbi age
obama. good evening. i'm caroline johnson. dan is in washington tonight. he is the only reporter in the bay area to have the opportunity to interview president obama at the white house. they spoke about some critical issues. >> reporter: for that washington one of the issues we will be watching closely from the bay area is the u.s. supreme court as it begins next month its consideration of proposition 8 california's ban on gay marriage. it is something that the president has been reluctant to get involved in for legal reasons but i asked him about his position on it today. >> position 8 in the u.s. supreme court next month. what will your administration do? >> the solis tor solicitor gens still looking into it. i have to make sure not to interject too much into the project. i can tell you my personal view which is that i think that same sex couples should have the same rights and be treated like everybody else. >> some of my conversation one on one with the president here at the house. coming up tonight at 11:00 more of what we talked about and ile show you around some of the thi
not be included. abc7 news anchor will travel to washington, dc, for an interview with president obama. dan will talk with the president at white house tomorrow in live reports from washington, dc, starting this evening at 5:00 right here on abc7 news. >> hillary clinton is about do go on the speaking of circuit, stepping down in february as secretary of state and now hired an agency that handles her husband to represent her in lining up speaking engagements and will earn well into six figures for each speech. former president clinton has made $89 million in speaking fees since leaving office 12 years ago. >> we are in for some rain here and other states are dealing with wicked weather. a strong line of storms moved across arkansas knocking out power to thousands, severe weather is hitting eastern north dakota where whiteout conditions. drivers are told to stay off the roads in fargo and grand forks with winds up to 36 miles per hour mixed with snow are causing zero visibility. of course, the roads you do not want to be on. >> the temperatures match the snow up in. mike, we have rain on the
. >> president obama is welcoming japan's new prime minister to the white house today arriving in washington, dc, yesterday, and is the 5 the prime minister of japan since president obama took office. they will meet today at a time of high tension stoked by a territorial dispute between japan and china. he is a keen advocate of stronger relations withed withed with, that remain key to policy in asia. >> not korea will allow phoners to visit to tweet, skype, and serve the internet on their cell phones or other mobile devices. the big decision follows last month's visit by google executive chairman. a mobile link provider will launch a network by march 1 available only to foreigners, not to those living in north korea. >> they are taking to the street to demand action on immigration reform. why these students say their families are suffering. >> an out of this world opportunity, your chance to hang out with the crews of the internatio almost tastes like one of jack's cereals. fiber one. uh, forgot jack's cereal. [ jack ] what's for breakfast? um... try the number one! yeah, this is pretty good. ma
in town but also in washington, could president obama tap her for a national appointment? harris talks to us candidly about politics and how she unwinds in her personal life. >> now to a woman named one of america's most powerful women by "newsweek" magazine. >> welcome to the charmed political life of kamala harris. local locally, we've seen the 48-year-old oakland native rewrite the history books. >> sit. you must sit. >> as she climbed the ladder. nationally washington insiders say it's only a matter of time before she heads to the capitol. flattering to hear your name, every hot list, it's kamala harris, senator, governor, supreme court, attorney general of the united states. flattering or do you just kind of put it on the side? >> i am so sick of it. truly. i am completely focused on what i'm doing now. so many people who are focused on that thing out there they trip over this thing here. it's not worth it. >> it seems like you have a dynamic relationship with the president, with president obama, dating back to back in chicago, before he was the president. if he were to call you r
with a 40,000-strong rally in washington, d.c., and others being held in major cities across america. organizers say it's important to put a face on the movement and a signal to the obama administration it is long past time to act. >> the president and the secretary of state, john kerry, both know that we can't afford to wait around on climate. we've got to do something now. we know they have the authority to do it. what we're doing is providing them with the love and support they need to do the right thing. >> the two main goals of today's demonstration is for the president to identify climate reject the proposed keystone tar sands pipeline. >>> next what john mccain says president obama is not doing that presidents before him have. >>> also, danica patrick races into the history books. what she did today that has never been done before. >>> and an artist will play his piano one final time tonight. we'll tell you about that coming up. >>> we're seeing a slightly cooler sunday compared to yesterday, which had 50s and some 60s outside right now. all locations running cooler in the las
, of course, leaves a big boost for the local economy. on this presidents' day, president obama is back in washington tonight after spending the weekend in florida, even golfing with tiger woods yesterday. congress is out for the entear week making the city -- take a look -- look like a ghost town. some tourists were irritated saying less than two weeks remain until the $85 billion in spending cuts kick in. >> it is quite concerning that they're not here. >> get it solved. it's keeping everybody on pins and needles. >> lawmakers are spending this weeklong recess in their own districts and when they return to washington they'll have four days to agree on an alternative plan to cut the nation's debt. strategists on both sides say the politicians are working towards a deal despite being in recess. >>> while we wait for congress, the states are taking matters into their own hands. in colorado today house members pass ed new ammunition limits o background checks. the package of bills bans high capacity ammunition magazines and forbids concealed weapons on college campuses. democratic majorit
of climate change. >>> undetoured by freezing temperatures, tens of thousands rally inside washington, d.c. demanding the barack obama administration on climate change and reject the pipeline. >>> the president earlier this year said he would push the pipeline through. sounds more cautious in his state of the kwraoup address. >> if congress will not act soon to protect future generations i will. i will direct my cabinet to come up with executive actions that we can take to reduce pollution, prepare our communities for climate change and speed the transition to more sustainable sources of energy. >> reporter: it will run from canada to the gulf coast. they claim the extrapgz of oil from tar sands generates more greenhouse casses. they said the president has gone part way but they want more. >> now we want him to do the next thing, say no to the keystone pipeline and say yes to cutting carbon from existing power plants. >> reporter: the keystone pipe line will be a difficult decision for the barack obama administration. and, of course, there is no ro
this week to interview president obama. i leaf tomorrow. my report live from washington begin airing tomorrow evening at 5 here on abc 7 news. >> i'll be here reporting the next couple daisy. tweeting from washington as well. at dan ashley abc 7 so follow me on twitter as well. lacking for experience opportunity to talk about issues we care abou about. >> we look forward to hearing what he has to say time. all right let's check in now with sandhya. >> we said at the top storm is coming. >> last time we had measurable rain here in the bay area february 8th. it has been a long time in coming as we check out live doppler 7hd not whole lot is happening but there is moisture coming. it's up to the north. crescent city eureka a light moderate rain falling right now. we have a winter weather advisory beginning at 4 a.m. for the sierra nevada lake county area running until 11:00 p.m. tuesday. expecting 6 to continue inches of snow over the mountains and snow level will be around 2000 feet.so that's where the winter weather advisory in effect. weighs lack from high definition roof
. president himself went golfing in florida with tiger woods. and flew back home to washington today. on wednesday i'll have the chance to sit down with mr. mr. obama for exclusive one-on-one interview at the white house. i'll be traveling to dc this week to interview president obama. i leaf tomorrow. my report live from washington begin airing tomorrow evening at 5 here on abc 7 news. >> i'll be here reporting the next couple daisy. tweeting from washington as well. at dan ashley abc 7 so follow me on twitter as well. lacking for experience opportunity to talk about issues we care abou about. >> we look forward to hearing what he has to say time. all right let's check in now with sandhya. >> we said at the top storm is coming. >> last time we had measurable rain here in the bay area february 8th. it has been a long time in coming as we check out live doppler 7hd not whole lot is happening but there is moisture coming. it's up to the north. crescent city eureka a light moderate rain falling right now. we have a winter weather advisory beginning at 4 a.m. for the sierra ne
is in washington, d.c. now for a very special assignment. he's the only reporter who will interview president obama tomorrow. dan joins us live with a look at what the president is dealing with today, dan? >> good evening, from washington a very busy day. if republicans and democrats cannot come up with an agreement in just 10 days, $85 billion in cuts will kick n the president invited state and local workers to join him he warned that these are real people whose jobs will be affected by the cuts. congress and white house originally created#dá9÷ arbitray deadline and cuts last year, remembering to-to-force democrats and republicans to work together to trim the deficit. however, they cannot make that happen so this deadline was extended until march, mr. obama talked about the risk our nation would face if they cannot agree on a short term solution. >> congress allows this to take place. it will jeopardize military readiness and job creating investments in education and energy. emergency responders like those here today, their ability to help communities respond to and recover from disasters will b
to interview president obama today at the white house. his report live from washington, dc, start airing tonight on our newscast going at 5:00 p.m. here on abc7 news. dan is also tweeting from washington. before dan got down to business this morning he spent time with the first dog, tweeting this picture of him and bo on the south lawn of the white house. dan got to meet bo? >> can't wait to see the report. still ahead, new developments on the grounding of the boeing dreamliner airplane with a fix being presented to solve a potentially dangerous battery issue. and the latest on what rescue crews found in the rubble of kansas city >> breaking news from mission district with evacuations are under way because of a gas leak a one block area near 24th and bryant has been cleared. the gas leak began at 10:30, still going on, and the energy company is arriving at the scene and we have work that the muni 48 bus line is being rerouted as a result the gas leak. we will update you on the breaking news story when we get more details. >> in the meantime, happening now, authorities are using cadaver d
president obama today at the white house. his report live from washington, dc, start airing tonight on our newscast going at 5:00 p.m. here on abc7 news. dan is also tweeting from washington. before dan got down to business this morning he spent time with the first dog, tweeting this picture of him and bo on the south lawn of the white house. dan got to meet bo? >> can't wait to see the report. still ahead, new developments on the grounding of the boeing dreamliner airplane with a fix being presented to solve a potentially dangerous battery issue. and the latest on what rescue crews found in the rubble of kansas city ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] now's the time to spring. get the poulan blower vac for just $79 at lowe's today. on our newly expanded advanced digital network, a connection you can count on. at&t u-verse high speed internet offers more speed options, reliability and wi-fi hotspots than ever. call at&t now to get u-verse high speed internet for as little as $14.95 a month for 12 months with a one-year price guarantee. it's the fastest internet for the price. our newly expanded adv
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taxes should not be included. >> this morning, abc7 news anchor will travel to washington, dc, for an interview with president obama and will talk with the president at the white house tomorrow. the live reports from washington, dc, begin this evening, at 5:00 here on abc7 news. hillary clinton is about do go on the speaking circuit and hired the agency that handles her husband to represent her in lining up speaking engagements and will earn well in the six figures for each speech. former president clinton has made $89 million in speaking fees since he left office a dozen years ago. >> now a look at bay bridge upper deck you can see it is starting to glisten with sprinkles and rain here. >> mike? >> we will look at live doppler 7 hd and start with the rain right around south san francisco pulling away from daly city but through the san bruno gap it is getting wet and forbes boulevard and sfo getting wet right now, so possibility with delays. to the north you can see across the border in mendocino county we have more organized showers and heavier rain and you can see the snow t
is in washington, dc, preparing right now for the exclusive interview with president obama and will be the only bay area journalist to interview the president today at the white house with reports from washington, continuing tonight from abc7 news. you can follow him on twitter. >> the san mateo sheriff is trying to figure out whose remains were found if a remote area of the county. hikers made the discovery at the preserve on monday. the human bones were found two miles west of skyline boulevard, 100' off a trail. some articles of clothing found suggest the person was male. details on a body owned in a water tank on the roof of a los angeles hotel. a hotel maintenance worker found the body yesterday morning while looking into complaints of poor water pressure. los angeles police now say the body is that of a 21-year-old canadian woman who disappeared last month. she was in contact with her family each day until she vanished. she reportedly had plans to travel to santa cruz. investigators now plan on determining whether this incident is foul play or "some kind of strange accident." in antioch the f
. thanks. to washington, where 3rez obama's choice for defense secretary remains in limbo. chuck hagel's nomination so hold for a week while congress is in recess. what's all the drama involving this vote? david gregory is moderator of "meet the press". good morning. >> good morning. >> a republican standing against his nomination here. i think we're used to republicans standing up against the president. why in this case which it seems to be a foregone conclusion that he will eventually get through? >> a lot of republicans don't like him. don't take my word for it. that's what john mccain said on thursday, saying there's a lot of ill-will over republicans over hagel's criticism of president bush and iraq and the surge and all the rest. and as a result they're jamming them up. i don't think it ultimately keeps him from being defense secretary. but it does weaken him, as well as his own performance at his confirmation hearing, which left a lot of people disappointed as well. >> and there is some discussion that this delay might allow his opponents to have more ammunition against him. any
no plans to use him in there is an 85-billion dollar deadline looming over washington at this hour. president obama is back at work trying to avoid deep cuts that are due to take effect next month. in this latest showdown over deficit reduction in washington--neither side showed any sign of compromise. longer airport lines. reduced military readiness. these are just some of the consequences president obama warns will become reality if forced spending cuts take effect on march first. these cuts not smart, they are not fair, they will hurt our economy, they will add hundreds of thousands of americans to the unemployment roles. >> reporter:to replace the cuts, democrats in the senate propose a combination of more tax revenue from top subsidies and reducing defense spending after the afghanistan. to support any increases in tax revenues. house speaker john boehner released a statement tuesday arguing the problem is his counterparts in the senate don't deny the consequences of the cuts will be dramatic. >> republicans deserve blame. i'll take some blame for it but the president of the u
throughout america. >> mr. obama also addressed a hot button topic in california. that is proposition 8, a ban on same same-sex marriage. >> here is dan ashley president aring from washington, d.c. >> carolyn and larry, good evening from washington. it has been an interesting and informative day here at the white house. we have been here all day long and met a number of cabinet secretaries and i had the opportunity to speak one on one with president obama. >> in your state of the union, mr. president, you praised our troops and said they exceeded expectations while some of our institutions let them down. which institutions were you referring to? congress one of them? >> all o to take responsibility about thinking about the same patriotism, due tee, responsibility we see on display in our military. >> the president of late is clearly frustrated with the stalemate in congress over the so-called saw -- sequester. spending cuts that will kick in without a budget agreement. they run able to agree on taxes and spending. ame for many americans, same old, same old. >> mr. president when you arr
. obama also addressed a hot button topic in california. that is proposition 8, a ban on same same-sex marriage. >> here is dan ashley president aring from washington, d.c. >> carolyn and larry, good evening from washington. it has been an interesting and informative day here at the white house. we have been here all day long and met a number of cabinet secretaries and i had the opportunity to speak one on one with president obama. >> in your state of the union, mr. president, you praised our troops and said they exceeded expectations while some of our institutions let them down. which institutions were you referring to? congress one of them? >> all of us have to take responsibility about thinking about the same patriotism, due tee, responsibility we see on display in our military. >> the president of late is clearly frustrated with the stalemate in congress over the so-called saw -- sequester. spending cuts that will kick in without a budget agreement. they run able to agree on taxes and spending. for many americans, same old, same old. >> mr. president when you arrived in washing
battle is expected next week, 15 g.o.p. senators have urged president obama in a letter to withdraw hagel's nomination saying he lacked bipartisan support and the confidence to do the job. >> president obama is welcoming japan's new prime minister to the white house today, arriving in washington, yesterday, and he is the 5th prime minister of japan since president obama took office. they will meet in the oval office. there is a japan and china territorial dispute and north korean nuclear test. he is a keen advocate of stronger relations with washington, dc, that remain key to u.s. policy in asia. >> ahead, flu vaccines, who gets the best and the least protection from the flu shot. >> after 6:00, the commuter warning bart is send dog any passengers planning a late night trip in or out of san francisco. >> the friday before the oscars and what would they be without the rivers? and we will show you how to and we will show you how to throw a [ male announcer ] citibank's app for ipad makes it easy for anne to manage her finances when she's on the go. even when she's not going anywhere. citiba
. >>> in washington the white house defended president obama's immigration bill proposal wake-up to congressional efforts. >> we're doing exactly what we said we would do. we'll be prepared in the event that the bipartisan talks going on in the hill which were very aggressive supporting. >> a draft of the president's plan leaked to the media does not wait for increased border security before creating a path to citizen-the bipartisan plan requires improved security first. republicans are upset about the leak, but apparently will continue to work on the bipartisan plan. >>> the fbi is investigating a physical assault on a baby on board a delta flight earlier this month. >> 60-year-old hundley of idaho seen in a mugshot from a previous arrest is facing federal assault charges for allegedly slapping a crying toddler seated nexto him on a delta flight from minneapolis. >> the baby mother says not only did he strike the baby, but said a racial slur. >> he said it again, but even more hateful and i pushed him away and that is when he slapped john people saw. >> hundley has been suspended from his
are arguing against new taxes. our news anchor is traveling to washington, dc, this morning, to interview president obama at a white house and will be the only bay area reporter allowed this access. the exclusive reports live from washington, dc beginning today at 5:00 and he will tweet from washington, dc, as well. >> we have been telling you about the rise in gas prices but no one seems to know exactly why. >> hotmail is no more. bloomberg at the new york stock exchange with that and more. what is the outlook? >> people will be interested if that, but, first, gatt prices in the san francisco area, aaa says the average price of a gallon of gas was $4.14 cent for regular, jumping 46 cents from a month ago compared to 42 cent jump nationwide and analysts say it is because of rising oil prices and they are higher but no one is sure exactly why. the main reason is that there is big demand overseas for crude oil in china. there is blame of refinery ship down but we have not hit the spring driving season when the prices go up. >> two office giants talk about a merger, office depot and office m
about 0.25% in this as shinzo abe is heading to washington for talks with president barack obama. that meeting will take place tomorrow. for more on how markets are trading ahead of that, let's get out to li sixuan. >> take a look at the damage report behind me. you can see how the fed minutes spooked investors here in asia. the nikkei slipped 1.4% from its 52-month high while investors remained cautious ahead of the decision on the next boj governor. construction equipment makers were down after caterpillar reported slowing sales for the quarter ending in january. but battery maker gs yuasa is up 8% over hopes of a long-term fix for battery problems. >>> and yesterday's rebound in china was all but forgotten. the shanghai composite down 3% today after being slapped by tightening fears. commodity players raised the possibility of a qe exit. developers and cementmakers lost ground on news that beijing will press ahead with measures to cool housing prices. shares in hong kong lost 1.7% today weighed down by resources, developers and financials. china's top retailer bel internationa
on the looming travel crisis. >> reporter: a budget battle in washington, d.c. could have a ripped effect on air travel across the country. the obama administration is warning that the sequester could be devastating. >> flights to major cities like new york, chicago, san francisco and others could experience delays up to 90 minutes during peak hours. >> reporter: a high stake degrees bait with $85 billion of cuts on the line. >> i think it is posturing on both sides. >> reporter: transportation officials are saying that it could stop air-traffic controllers. in maryland the towers at five regional and national airports could close. >> these controllers provide an important function in the congested and busy airspace. >> is also possibility that tsa screeners could be furloughed. if it happens there could be lengthy delays at security checkpoints. passengers here at bwi is saying any delays greater than what they experience would be a big headache. >> someone who travels for business it is a concern. i'm in the airport two to three time as week. the
newsroom at 5:00 my co-anchor interview with president obama. it's a story only on abc 7 news. >> in washington, d.c. you'll hear what the president told me about issues that affect all of us in the bay area. coming up at 5:00 and 6:00. >> a clean up project along the guadalupe river backfires creating a >>> when academy awards air there will be plenty at stake not only in hollywood. an old theater is pinning thopz an oscar fund-raiser. abc 7 news is live with the story for us. waib? >> have you to take a look at this place. just look at the snack bar behind us thachl has not changed much like the rest of this structure since 1957. much of the rest of the movie industry changed, making life difficult for the people who own this place. there is something lonely about empty sneets a movie house. the only thing worse is how koilt become permanent. >> why would anyone want to buy this? >> craziness and a sense of history for anyone passing through more yaga and seen the theater. it's a landmark in these parts. even the carpeting remains original. it has not been changed. >> still
banning gay marriage. nine states and washington, d.c. recognize same-sex marriages. president obama has one week from today to get involved in the u.s. supreme court case. >>> now, one month into the second term, a new poll shows president obama has the majority of the country's support. according to a cnn poll, 52% approve of how he is handling his job as president 43% disapprove. the poll is an average of four national surveys of the president's approval rating conducted over the last eight days. >>> tonight, a winter storm blasting much of the united states again. the last thing people want or need is more bad weather, but, residents in 20 states are bracing for another hit. as kron4 shows you, it's even snowing in the desert. >> you don't see this every day, or almost any day for that matter. snow in tucson, arizona, and st. louis officials are warning people to prepare for the worst. >> the biggest problem is, they come in with avengeance. when it starts, it is going to cover up quickly. our visibility is going to go away. the important part is to hunker down somewhere. >> misso
the amount of car been being burned. >> ama: another rally took place on the national mall in washington, dc. protesters waved banners opposing the keystone pipeline. that group called on president obama and congress to take action on climate change. >>> a mother describes her shock after she says a stranger on a plane slapped her toddler. >>> what she said fueled the attack and how she took action. >> and a big cool-down and rain heading our way. meteorologist leigh glaser will let you know what to expect in the week ahead. now here's a look at what is ahead on abc world series mud as 5:30. >> right near on world news, the winter storm here in the east, another massive weather system out west. what happens when your credit score tanks and it's not your fault? >> ama: a man faces a federal charge tonight after allegedly using a racial slur and slapping a crying toddler on a flight. jessica ben net and her 19-month-old son jonah were on a delta flight february 8th from minneapolis to atlanta. she says the man sitting next to them was drinking and became increasingly belligerent. when jonah be
looming over washington d.c.. president obama is back at work after a golf vacation. >> deep cuts that are due to take effect next month. but in washington either side of the political aisle is showing any sign of compromise over the deficit reduction. tory dunnann has the story. >> did some of the consequences president obama warm welcome reality if forced spending cuts take effect on march 1st. >> these cuts are not smart they're not fair that will hurt our economy. they will add hundreds of thousands of americans to the unemployment rolls. >> democrats in the senate proposed a combination of more tax revenue from top honors. cutting agricultural subsidies and reducing defense spending after combat operations in afghanistan. >> house republicans refused to report any increases in tax revenues. >> the house speaker released a statement today the problem is government spending. don't deny the consequence of the cuts will be dramatic that is what is counter. >> why does the nine states knock of people over and prevent this quest from happening. >> the president is collin o calling
that republicans and democrats don't get involved in some kind of typical washington back and forth side show and roll up their sleeves and get to work. >> president obama have warned lawmakers if they could not agree they would hear from him. >> if consulting unable to move forward in a timely fashion, i will send up a bill based on my proposal. >> a bipartisan group of senators known as the gang of eight hopes to prevent new legislation sometime in march. >> tomorrow a small but vocal group protested san francisco's ban on nude it's. they gathered at castro and market street. scott weiner wrote the nudity ban and protestors feel the ban violates their constitutional rights. federal judge sided with the city. nudists plan to appeal that ruling. >> the hunt is on for khardz and pieces of meteor rights and what they are going for -- meteors. >> and what brought tyson and evander holy field together. you can call it spring training but not spring cleaning. the beard that is talk of the a's camp. >> ama: oscars are a week away. we are the only place to watch the oscars next sunday february 24th.
senator. chief congressial senator mike emanuel reports. >> as washington fights over scheduled spending cuts the obama administration launched a 100-city connecting community tour. beaverton, oregon, was the first stop on february 14. representatives of the white house, department of labor, epa, transportation, and hud were sent to promote federal aid in spending. oklahoma senator tom coburn is urging the administration to cap sell the tour when much is made about the impact of sequestration. in this letter sent thursday to the white house office of management and budget, he wrote it is somewhat surprising therefore for the white house to be headlining a 100 city government spending tour. >> we asked for how many people are going on the tour, what is it going to cost, what are the cities and why are we doing this? this is not for political means to exer bait the effects of the sequester. >> and coburn points out that beaverton have been adept at obtaining federal funds, receiving $2 million in grant and assistance since 2011. at the white house, the press secretary didn't have many deta
perez has come from washington, dc, to give welcoming remarks here at this summit. tom perez is the assistant attorney general of the civil rights division in washington, dc, he was nominated for that position by president obama and sworn in in october of 2009 and we are all the lucky -- we are all very lucky that that happened in october of 2009. tom has spent his entire career in public service and on protecting the civil rights of our most vulnerable people. tom actually joined the civil rights division as a young lawyer and while he was there he prosecuted some of the most significant cases in the country. lawyers in the civil rights division get fanned out to places in the country to handle cases in mississippi and alabama and california and all over and tom was one of those people. he was sent to texas to handle a very significant hate crime case when he was a young lawyer that involved a gang of white supremacists that went on a killing spree and ended up shooting 3 people and killing one when he was a young lawyer working in the civil rights division. he later se
and dan ashley is the only pay area journalist to interview president obama today at the white house and reports leave from washington, dc, airing tonight on abc7 news. >> the bail hearing for blade rounder, objection objection, has been post phoned until tomorrow when we can lend if he stays behind bars while awaiting trial on a charge of premeditated murder. police say oscar pistorius should not get bail. the defense maintains the shooting was an accident and oscar pistorius thought his girlfriend was an intruder. oscar pistorius said he was outside on the ball contain -- balcony and heard noises and thought there was a burglar and fired. the position says he killed reeva steenkamp from inside the bathroom. witnesses heard talking and nonstop fighting for appear hour before the shooting. authorities using dogs to search in the rubble of a massive explosion and fire in kansas city. several people are still missing this morning after the dinner time blast in a popular entertainment district. the explosion flattened a crowded restaurant and 14 people were hurt and several critically.
. owners fight a p >>> breaking news from washington white house jumped into the same-sex marriage debate. the obama administration late today filed a legal brief with the under the circumstances us supreme court urging justices to strike down the federal defense of marriage act stating denying gay couples the right to marry is unconstitutional this, snot a surprise. i asked the president about this very issue wednesday at white house, during my one on win unt view he said he needed to confirm with the solicitor general about the proper legal strategy they should take. now, they have taken this step. supreme court set to take it up in late march. >> san jose on the verge of banning stiro form. they hope to encourage other cities to follow their lead. dozens of cities already ban styrofoam. environmentists say it's harmful to san francisco bay. >> it never breaks down so. once getting into creeks in the bay it's having an immediate affect on fish and wildlife. >> san jose set to vote on the ban tuesday. 30 cities have eliminated styrofoam. californian8nç restaurant association says it wil
peak hours because we have fewer controllers on staff. >> reporter: meantime in washington, president obama plans to speak with congress this weekend to avert another crisis. but both sides are ramping up the blame game. listen to what the president said about the looming sequester during a press conference yesterday. >> i never think that anything's inevitable. we always have the opportunity to make the right decisions. my hope is is that we can see a different course taken by congress. this should be a no-brainer. >> reporter: solutions the president is confident will work. but unless he can cut a deal with congress, alex, we could see drastic changes kick in this time next week. >> all right, michelle frandsze thank you for that. >> joining me now with reaction republican congresswoman marcia blackburn. representative blackburn, nice to have you back to the show. >> good to be with you, laenale >> the president says this is a no-brainer and says the congress can stop the sequester at any time. how do you respond to that? >> well, i find it all very interesting. because we didn't ha
in the "washington post" obama ruse. it's not that different from what rubio's group is talking about. but republicans can slam obama's plan as some sort of kenyan socialist inspired abdication of sovereignty. >> that's a good one. will laugh at that a week. >> they can blast the provisions on boarder security as laughable. they can describe the absence of a real plan for reforming the legal immigration process as slapdash or unserious or whatever they want to call it. so if the president really wants immigration reform to pass one of the most helpful things he could do is put out his own plan as decoy to draw republican fire while the senate works on bipartisan consensus, which looks suspiciously like what just happened. >> i said when rubio went on fox and other shows,it was a kabuki dance. marco rubio's plan is a great plan, look what he's doing and ignored he's doing it at 95% of what the president is doing. i'm fine. whatever gets you through the night, awesome. but let us not pretend that one of these plans is much different than others because it's just not. >> no, it's not. it
next week. and if you have been with us last night you may have seep my reports from washington where i had the chance to speak with president obama. during my bay area exclusive one-on-one interview. well tonight for the first time in week the president is now reaching out to the republican about the automatic spending cut that will kick in next week. he plays -- placed phone calls to boehner and mckonl. we don't have details on the conversations but the president made it clear to me yesterday that the looming cuts will derail the plans for moving the economy forward. >> now in the state of the union mr. president you praised our troops. and said that they had exceeded expectations. while some of our institutions had let them down. which institutions congress one of this i think all of us take responsibility for thinking about the same patriotism, dut duty, selfless ness, responsibility that we see on display in our military. >> and that means recognizing that we are a single team. >>reporter: president clearly frustrated with the stalemate in congress over how to prevent are 8
as details of president obama's proposal for immigration reform have begun leaking out of washington. it includes a plan that could pave the way to citizenship for many of the nation's 11 million illegal immigrants. reena ninan joins us from the white house with that story. good morning to you, reena. >> reporter: hi, bianna. good morning to you, as well. the white house has been working on its own immigration reform bill, but it hasn't publicly revealed its details opting instead to allow congress to act first. it's a supposed white house plan for comprehensive immigration reform. republicans are already calling it dead on arrival. half baked and seriously flawed. "usa today" claims a leaked draft proposal circulating throughout various departments would allow for illegal immigrants to obtain green cards within eight years. it also calls for increased border patrol funding, and expanded e-verify system so businesses can check employees' legal status. republicans didn't hesitate to voice their discontent. republican marco rubio released a statement saying "if actually proposed, the p
obama's immigration bill is raising eyebrows in washington. republicans and democrats are worried that the bill could derail a bipartisan plan for immigration reform also in the works. jessica gives us the details. >> reporter: senator marco ricky rubio ya who's led the republicans effort to work out an immigration compromise says the white houses proposal is half baked. seriously flawed and dead on arrival. former republican vice presidential candidate paul ryan slammed the white house for immigration politics. >> leaking this out sets things in the wrong direction. >> reporter: the debate was going so smoothly. what changed? over the weekend details of the white house's draft immigration bill leeked out. some specifics the president's bill will allow undocumented workers to apply for green cards after eight years. after another five years they could apply for citizenship. but that's not new. the president proposed the same path to citizenship in 2011 and the white house repeatedly says he stands by that. and the white house has written its own immigration bill but the timing of
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